[PATCH 2/2] nouveau: fix dependencies for DEVICE_PRIVATE

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Fri May 8 15:05:03 UTC 2020

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM Jason Gunthorpe <jgg at mellanox.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 04:40:09PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > CONFIG_DEVICE_PRIVATE cannot be selected in configurations
> > without ZONE_DEVICE:
> It is kind of unfortunate to lift dependencies from DEVICE_PRIVATE
> into the users, is this really how kconfig is supposed to work or is
> something else wrong here?

Usually the problem is trying to use 'select' for something that can
be done with 'depends on'. I have actually no idea what
CONFIG_DEVICE_PRIVATE does, as it lacks a help text
and is a rather generic term.

Would it be possible to decouple DEVICE_PRIVATE from ZONE_DEVICE?
It sounds like the first is related to the device model, while
the second is for memory management, so maybe the dependency
is not necessary.


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